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Trinidad and Tobago Drug War Crackdown Just a Reprieve

More than 70 days after Trinidad and Tobago declared a "state of emergency" due to crime concerns, the prime minister has revoked an unpopular nighttime curfew. But...
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US Predicts Return to Caribbean Drug Trafficking Routes

A State Department official predicts that over the next few years traffickers will increasingly return to using the Caribbean to smuggle drugs into the...
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Puerto Rico on Course for Record-Breaking Murder Rate in 2011

Puerto Rico has registered 901 homicides in 2011, putting it on track to surpass 1994’s record for the highest murder rate in recent...
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Puerto Rico Sends Mixed Signals on Police Reform

Puerto Rican officials have dismissed a U.S. report alleging systemic corruption in their police force, in a discouraging sign for the prospects of police reform in...
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Haiti President Moves Forward with Plan to Restore Army

President Michel Martelly may keep his campaign promise to revive the Haitian army, which he has said would be used to combat drug trafficking and...
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Jamaica, Honduras Sign Security Pact to Fight Organized Crime

Honduras’ security and defense ministers met with their Jamaican counterparts in Tegucigalpa to sign a pact strengthening security cooperation as part of the fight...
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Jamaican Drug Lord ‘Dudus’ Coke Asks For Leniency

A handwritten letter sent from Jamaican druglord Christopher "Dudus" Coke to his trial judge, asking for leniency, offers some unique insights into the psyche of a...
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Dominican Republic Anti-Drug Official Slain in Capital

The Dominican Republic’s top drug official vowed to continue his agency’s fight against organized crime and drug trafficking after his deputy was gunned down in...
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Reasons for Trinidad and Tobago Emergency Measures Remain Murky

The prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago has extended the current state of emergency for three more months, but the reasons behind the move remain unclear, with...